Point-by-point inscription of first-order fiber Bragg grating for C-band applications

Y. Lai*, K. Zhou, K. Sugden, I. Bennion

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The influence of the fiber geometry on the point-by-point inscription of fiber Bragg gratings using a femtosecond laser is highlighted. Fiber Bragg gratings with high spectral quality and strong first-order Bragg resonances within the C-band are achieved by optimizing the inscription process. Large birefringence (1.2x10-4) and high degree of polarizationdependent index modulation are observed in these gratings. Potential applications of these gratings in resonators are further illustrated. © 2007 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18318-18325
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2007

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© 2007 Optical Society of America This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-26-18318. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.


  • fiber geometry
  • point-by-point inscription
  • fiber Bragg gratings
  • femtosecond laser
  • spectral quality
  • first-order Bragg resonances
  • C-band
  • birefringence
  • polarizationdependent index modulation


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